Charlie the Poet

Your time is over now.
This empire,
Like all others,
Will fall.
People will rise,
rise and rise,
Standing unified with
Hands held together,
Fists in the air –
With thoughts of
Sankara,
Lumumba,
Castro and
Guevara
Burning in their minds,
Visions of your hegemony
Crumbling in flames,
From which a new world
Will arise
From imperial ruins.

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Libro Los últimos soldados de la Guerra Fría.-g

By: Nyliam Vázquez García

A Spanish version of Brazilian writer and journalist Fernando Morais’ latest book The Last Soldiers of the Cold War about the Cuban Five was presented Tuesday within the framework of the Third International Conference on World Balance on-going from January 28 to 30 at Havana’s International Conference Center.

Based on over 40 interviews and documents of the governments of the United States and Cuba, the book provides significant insight into the life and work of Gerardo, Rene, Antonio, Fernando and Ramon, and their unwavering resolution to not give up their revolutionary principles despite being unjustly held in US jails for almost 15 years now.

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Brazilian theologian and writer Frei Betto attended the book presentation that took place at Havana’s International Conference Centre, as part of the ongoing Third International Conference on World Equilibrium, which marks the 160th…

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Without our unity, nothing is possible and everything achieved will be lost.

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CELAC has emerged from the heritage of 200 years of struggle for independence and is based on a profound community of objectives
Speech given by Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, at the 1st Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), Santiago de Chile, January 28, 2013

Your Excellency Mr. Sebastián Piñera, President of the Republic of Chile:
Esteemed Presidents, Prime Ministers and Heads of Delegation:
Sister people of Chile:

Let it be my first thought to honor the memory of Salvador Allende, a distinguished Latin American and patriot who gave up his life for the independence of his nation and social justice. We think like him, when he said, “History is ours and is made by the peoples.”

The existence of CELAC allowed us to face the challenges of 2012 with more awareness of…

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Cuba to host International Rock Festival

HAVANA, Cuba, Jan 31 (ACN)
Brutal-Winter-Fest-2013Foreign and Cuban rock bands will come together on the stage of the fifth Brutal Fest 2013 Rock Festival, to take place February 14 to 24 in Cuba.
Given significant success of previous concerts, the Festival will be held also in August as the Brutal Summer Fest.
Visiting bands
According to the program, the  February concert will include visiting bands such as Inferia, from Finland; Hexis, from Denmark; Worn Out and From Asylum, both from France; and Bahgeera, from Switzerland.

The real invasion of Africa is not news and a licence to lie is Hollywood’s gift

31 January 2013

The “Islamic terrorism” that is their excuse for the enduring theft of Africa’s riches was all but invented

africa mapA full-scale invasion of Africa is under way. The United States is deploying troops in 35 African countries, beginning with Libya, Sudan, Algeria and Niger. Reported by Associated Press on Christmas Day, this was missing from most Anglo-American media.

The invasion has almost nothing to do with “Islamism”, and almost everything to do with the acquisition of resources, notably minerals, and an accelerating rivalry with China. Unlike China, the US and its allies are prepared to use a degree of violence demonstrated in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Palestine. As in the cold war, a division of labour requires that western journalism and popular culture provide the cover of a holy war against a “menacing arc” of Islamic extremism, no different from the bogus “red menace” of a worldwide communist conspiracy.

Read more at:  http://johnpilger.com/articles/the-real-invasion-of-africa-is-not-news-and-a-licence-to-lie-is-hollywoods-gift

See also: http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/africa-invaded-terrorism-or-profits/